TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Nov 9, 2015

A proposed plan to erase charges filed against about 128,000 people in Nashville that have been dismissed or never prosecuted could cost more than $14 million to carry out, according to estimates from the Tennessee Department of Correction and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. "People’s lives shouldn’t be used as leverage to expand a government budget," Daniel Horwitz, a Nashville attorney who filed the class action suit, said in The Tennessean. "It’s a shame that the TBI and the Department of Correction have focused their attention on shutting down a popular local effort to help thousands of innocent people clear their names.”